Florence Pugh gives arguably her finest ever performance as the skeptical English nurse sent to a village in the famine-ravaged Irish midlands to observe a young local girl who, it's claimed, has not eaten in months. Is her survival the miracle so many around her want to believe? Or is their desperate desire for a sign from God due to madness and grief, induced by the starvation that recently stalked these damp, wild landscapes?
Oscar-winning Chilean director Sebastián Lelio (Gloria, A Fantastic Woman, Gloria Bell) adapts an acclaimed Emma Donoghue (Room) novel into a magnificently eerie and atmospheric psychological period drama, bringing together a superb supporting cast in Tom Burke, Ciarán Hinds, Elaine Cassidy and outstanding newcomer Kila Lord Cassidy as the maybe-miracle girl. And yet it is Pugh who is its riveting dark heart. Playing a practical, down-to-earth non-believer, still she casts an unbreakable spell.
Friday, 4 November 2022 - 9:00pm @ Cineworld